Jay Rock Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Jay Rock Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight81 kg
Date of BirthMarch 31, 1985
Zodiac SignAries
Eye ColorDark Brown

Jay Rock is an American rapper and songwriter who has released several mixtapes as a solo artist and all his studio albums – Follow Me Home (2011), 90059 (2015), and Redemption (2018) – have peaked within the ‘Top 10’ of the US Rap charts. Apart from his solo career, he is also well recognized as a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy whom he had joined in 2009. Although the group has not recorded a studio album together, they have often contributed to each other’s solo projects.

Born Name

Johnny Reed McKinzie Jr.

Nick Name

Jay Rock, Lance Skiiiwalker

Jay Rock as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2019
Jay Rock as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2019 (Jay Rock / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States

Residence

Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Jay Rock had attended the Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy in Los Angeles.

Occupation

Rapper, Songwriter

Jay Rock as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2019
Jay Rock as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2019 (Jay Rock / Instagram)

Manager

He is represented by Top Dawg Entertainment, Management, Booking, and PR Agency, Carson, Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Genre

Hip Hop, Rap

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Top Dawg Entertainment
  • Interscope Records
  • Asylum Records
  • Warner Records Inc.
  • Strange Music Inc.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Jay Rock as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Jay Rock as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Jay Rock / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jay Rock has dated –

  1. Kat Stacks

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Often sports a thin beard
  • Has a cut mark on his forehead
  • Has both his arms and torso covered in tattoos

Religion

Christianity

Jay Rock, as seen after winning his first Grammy Award, in February 2019
Jay Rock, as seen after winning his first Grammy Award, in February 2019 (Jay Rock / Instagram)

Jay Rock Facts

  1. Jay Rock, in his youth, had joined a local street gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods. He was even jailed twice for his misdemeanors while he was with the gang.
  2. He was introduced to music by his mother who was a huge fan of classic soul and blues music icons and would often make a young Jay listen to their songs. At the age of 12, he had also developed an interest in playing the keyboard. He soon began writing his own poems and verses as well which depicted his surroundings, his love for Los Angeles, and his life experiences.
  3. His musical talent was spotted by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the founder and CEO of independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He had heard a verse written by Jay Rock in 2005 and had immediately decided to sign him on to his label.
  4. In 2010, he was featured on the cover of XXL magazine’s annual ‘Top 10 Freshmen’ issue. The list recognizes the 10 most promising hip hop artists who have made a mark that year. The same year, he was also recognized by MTV as one of the breakthrough MCs of the year.
  5. In February 2016, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident which left him with several broken bones. He was taken for emergency surgery and recovered after a few months.
  6. His 2018 single titled King’s Dead had earned ‘Triple Platinum’ certification from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and ‘Double Platinum’ certification from MC (Music Canada). The song also won him his first Grammy Award, in the category of ‘Best Rap Performance’.

Featured Image by Jay Rock / Instagram

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